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Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization in microemulsion
Chemical Society Reviews
  • Jennifer M. Heinen, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
DOI
10.1039/c2cs15275d
Abstract

This tutorial review first details the uncontrolled microemulsion polymerization mechanism, and the RAFT polymerization mechanism to provide the necessary background for examining the RAFT microemulsion polymerization mechanism. The effect of the chain transfer agent per micelle ratio and the chain transfer agent aqueous solubility on the RAFT microemulsion polymerization kinetics, polymer molecular weight and polydispersity, and polymer nanoparticle size are discussed with a focus on oil-in-water microemulsions. Modeling of RAFT microemulsion polymerization kinetics and the resulting final polymer molecular weight are presented to assist with the analysis of observed experimental trends. Lastly, the current significance of RAFT microemulsion polymerization and the future directions are discussed.

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This article is from Chemical Society Reviews 41 (2012): 3061- 3076, doi: 10.1039/c2cs15275d. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Language
en
Date Available
2014-11-18
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Jennifer M. Heinen. "Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization in microemulsion" Chemical Society Reviews Vol. 41 Iss. 8 (2012) p. 3061 - 3076
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jennifer_heinen/2/